How Mary, with the help of a loyal servant, struggled to escape Stoney's clutches is the breathless and inspirational climax of this fine book
Gallops headlong towards an unbelievably tense denouement which any work of Hollywood fiction would struggle to match
Moore has meticulously constructed an ever more compelling tale
Moore paints a fresh, vivid picture of the age
Mesmerising . . . entertainingly digressive and rigorously researched
gripping and meticulous
Wedlock is the best biography that I have read in a long time. It's gripping, addictive and painstakingly researched
'Wendy Moore tells her tale with gusto'
The remarkable story of one woman's triumph over years of appalling violence and abuse
Biography needs more Wendy Moores
This splendid book, well researched and richly detailed, is as gripping as any novel
This lurid tale of high-society sadism grips from the first page.
Beginning with a bloody duel and the deathbed marriage of one of the combatants, this torrent of a biography sweeps the reader along... Mary's prolonged, audacious struggle to extricate herself from this marriage is a natch for Hollywood.
Mary's escape, her abduction by Stoney and dramatic rescue are grippingly told
Moore, mistress of suspense, writes in the gripping language of a thriller...This book has it all - the blackest of villains, the strongest friendship, kidnap, abortions, riches and all completely true.
'Moore fashions a gripping narrative'